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Winter Activities

From cool views of the northern lights to hot times in the ole' town, Anchorage is the quintessential winter city for both adventurer and socialite. Mild temperatures, bordering mountains and miles of untamed snow - need we say more? 

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Skiers fly high on the slopes of Alyeska Resort in Girdwood - just 40 minutes from downtown Anchorage.
Skiers fly high on the slopes of Alyeska Resort in Girdwood - just 40 minutes from downtown Anchorage. ©Alyeska Resort and Anchorage Photography

Winter Activities Articles

Alpine skiing in Alaska is outrageous; high mountaintops situated at sea level create some of the best snow conditions Mother Nature can offer.
Amazing tales revolve around the relationship between mushers and their dogs, and together they have saved cities, inspired untold millions and carved out a permanent niche in Alaska’s history.
Those fish you missed in summer? They’re still there in winter in the many lakes of Southcentral Alaska. Drill for your dinner with an Alaska ice-fishing outing.
With so many groomed, lighted trails, a dedicated Nordic ski association and a big wild backcountry to explore, there's a trail for skiers of all ages and abilities.
Like to cross-country ski? Love your dog? Join the two together for a whole new winter experience.
Top of the mountain – you made it! Even the most action-packed Anchorage adventures require an occasional break. So you plop into a powdery seat, breathe deep and cool, and take it all in: Blankets...
Some call them snowmobiles and others call them snowmachines, but whatever the name, skimming across the snow is a favorite Alaska winter pastime.
Anchorage is the ultimate destination for winter fun. Weekends are jam-packed with cool events that honor Alaska traditions and celebrate the last great days of winter. 
The air is crisp, frost sparkles on the trees. Anchorage’s ponds are dotted by skaters, and sled hills blend gravity and snow into pure fun.
If you can put one foot in front of the other, you can snowshoe. Leave your footprint on Alaska’s winter wonderland – Anchorage is the perfect place to step into winter adventure.
Only with the aid of Alaska’s sparkling winter lights and long summer days can Anchorage host so many great festivals and events in just 365 days.
Ring in the New Year in Anchorage; sing “Auld Lang Syne” in Alaska! From fireworks extravaganzas to intimate dinners, Anchorage, Alaska, is the place to be to welcome 2016!